I have been replying in various Threads/Posts on the Raspbian update which is causing an error in the Xbox360 Joypad Drivers. To this end here is how to install/configure for operation and force use of the D-PAD rather than the analogue sticks for users who wish to do so.
Update the package lists and Install the Xbox Drivers
From a Console or Terminal
Type - sudo apt-get update
Then - sudo apt-get install xboxdrv
From Console or In a Terminal
Type - sudo nano /etc/rc.local
If your Xbox controller is USB (not wireless) change --wid to --id. If you wish to add more controllers add another line and increment wid/led sequentially, so for a second add --wid 1 --led 3 etc.
In the script (above 'exit') add the line
xboxdrv --trigger-as-button --wid 0 --led 2 --deadzone 4000 --silent & sleep 1
NB As from Raspbian Wheezy Image 2013-12-18 the Kernel has been updated to 3.10. This Kernel includes Default Joystick Drivers which causes a conflict with the newly installed Xbox Drivers so these need to be detached for correct functionality.
xboxdrv --trigger-as-button --wid 0 --led 2 --detach-kernel-driver --deadzone 4000 --silent & sleep 1
Press Left Ctrl and 'x'
Press 'y' to overwrite the file
Enter to exit
Now plug in your controller, restart your RPi (Type - sudo reboot), it should now inform you -
The Xbox/XBox360 controller should now be available as:
/dev/input/js0 (or whichever port you have set in the config File)
Obviously some programs/emulators will require further setting of their respective configuration files to run correctly (e.g. RetroArch/RetroPie) but for the most part this is all that is required for controller operation (in PiMAME4ALL for instance).
Adding --dpad-only to the rc.local script (following --trigger-as-button) forces the use of the D-Pad (ignoring both analogue sticks), without having to re configure the emulator. I haven't tested this using every emulator available but it seems to work successfully with most thus far.
RETROARCH (RetroPie, Ultra Slim)
KitchUK has noted using 'dpad-only' option causes some config issues, this is easily resolved, go to the retroarch config file and remove -
The Xbox Driver Manual detailing all options and settings can be found Here - http://pingus.seul.org/~grumbel/xboxdrv/xboxdrv.html